Students for a New American Politics PAC (SNAP PAC) is proud to endorse Congressman Mike Honda for re-election in California’s 17th Congressional District. SNAP will place two trained fellows - selected from a competitive nationwide pool of applicants - to work as field organizers on Honda’s campaign this summer.
Congressman Honda has dedicated his life to public service. He has a record of dedication to job development, education, civil rights, immigration, transportation, and the environment. In Congress, Honda serves on the House Appropriations Committee, as well as the Commerce, Justice, and Science subcommittee and the Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education subcommittee.
As Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Mike Honda has demonstrated his commitment to economic opportunity for all Americans. The principal author of the “Budget for All,” he proposed investing $2.9 trillion in job creation; ending tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans; abolishing government subsidies for oil, gas, and coal companies; and creating a publicly funded federal election system.
“As a former public school teacher and principal, it means a lot to me to have the support of SNAP PAC. By funding two student organizers for the campaign, SNAP PAC will make sure young students have a chance to learn how progressive campaigns work. I can’t wait for our fellows to get started on the ground here,” said Rep. Honda.
Throughout his 13 years in Congress, Honda has remained a champion of the middle class by pushing legislation to create well-paying jobs and insisting on responsible deficit cuts that do not put the nation’s safety net on the chopping block.
“We’re very excited to back a candidate whose record and beliefs epitomize progressivism,” said SNAP PAC executive director Mila Rostain. “We are looking forward to working with the campaign once more, and are confident that our fellows will have a rewarding organizing experience.”